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Pastor Jeremy and Katlyn Bryan

Lead Pastor

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Jeremy Bryan is a third generation pastor.  At the age of 13, Jeremy received the call of God on his life to begin preaching the gospel and discovered the unique gift that he had to communicate God’s Word in an engaging, passionate way. Since then, Jeremy has been preaching the Bible to audiences of every age and background. Jeremy received his degree from Emmanuel College in Christian Ministries and has served on staff in various roles including student pastor and campus pastor at churches in Virginia Beach and the greater Atlanta area.

Jeremy married his college sweetheart, Katlyn Moncrief Bryan. Katlyn went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and is the Church Relations Manager for EQUIP, Inc. 

Together both Katlyn and Jeremy share a heart for God, a love for people, and a passion for life, family, traveling, and spending time with their son, Asher. It is their mission to empower, encourage, and equip people so that they might become fully devoted Christ followers.

Pastor Jason & Heather barrett

Pastor of Spiritual Formation

 Pastor Jason’s considerable experience and expertise are all rooted in his deep desire to serve and glorify the Lord.  Since he was ordained and licensed in 1999, he has served in many roles in the church from revitalizing a kids ministry to being a local church planter. Pastor Jason has also developed a marriage ministry that has helped countless couples, he has poured himself into ministry team training, and has helped ministry departments grow towards their full potential. 

Professionally, Pastor Jason is the founder and CEO of Skinny Box. With many employees and thousands of customers, he sees each person as an opportunity to help them reach their goals. He also leads an online coaching network, using his platform to inspire others.

Pastor Jason’s gift for teaching and communication reflects his love for God and people. Whether filling the pulpit or leading a workshop or prayer, he pours his heart into everything he does. All he does has one thing in common: to bring more people to Christ and to make them fully devoted Christ followers. 

Brent and Jennifer Butler

Youth Ministers

Brent and Jennifer are a powerful duo who are dedicated to serving and leading the youth in their community. As youth ministers for One Student Ministries, they bring their passion and energy to every event and program, creating a fun and dynamic atmosphere for the students.

Their love for the youth and their desire to make a difference in their lives is evident in all they do, but especially in their annual Christmas Blessings giveaway. This event not only provides toys and gifts to children of families in need, but it also allows the students to put their faith into action and show God’s love to those around them.

Brent and Jennifer are both committed to living out their faith in all aspects of their lives. Brent’s job as a firefighter for Gwinnett County and Jennifer’s role as a VP in a growing commercial contracting company are just two examples of how they seek to serve and make a difference in their community.

As they live out the words of Jesus, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40), they inspire others to do the same. Brent and Jennifer are truly making a difference in the lives of those around them, one student at a time.

JohnathAN and Christi Buckner

Children’s Ministers

Johnathan and Christi are more than just a married couple – they are partners in life and in ministry. Their love for children shines brightly as they serve as Energize KIDZ ministers. They bring both their compassion and enthusiasm to every class, making it a fun and engaging experience for all the kids.

Their dedication to teaching the next generation is rooted in their deep faith and their belief in the words of Jesus, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14). They truly believe that every child has the potential to grow in their relationship with God and they are honored to play a role in helping them on that journey.

With two kids of their own, Taylor Ann and Coy, Johnathan and Christi understand the importance of providing a positive, loving environment for kids to learn and grow. They approach each day with joy, knowing that they get to make a difference in the lives of so many young people.

Larry & Maggie Branam

Nursery Director

Maggie Branam serves as the Nursery Director. She has had a lifetime calling of loving people through loving their children and honoring children.  She believes children and babies should have a place to be ministered to as well as minister to others. She has a degree in early childhood education and special education. She was previously a public school teacher and left to open her own tutoring business so she could work part time and stay at home with her little one, Nate. Maggie is married to Larry Branam, who serves on the worship team. The two have been married since 2017. They have just welcomed their first born, Nate, in October 2022.

Nate and Candace Broadneaux

Worship Leader

Candace is a true worshiper at heart. Her zeal for singing and her love for God come together as she leads others in worship each week. As the lead singer and ensemble coordinator, Candace is gifted in bringing people together to lift up their voices in praise to the Lord.

Candace is a wife to Nate, and they have two daughters: Neveah and Irene Cate. She also works as a massage therapist. 

Scott & Nancy Bryan

Administrative Assistant

As the Administrative Assistant, Nancy uses her diverse range of skills and experience to provide essential support in a variety of capacities, from bookkeeping and office management to special programs and serving as a sounding board. Her caring and compassionate nature shines through in all that she does, making her a valuable asset to the church.

Nancy’s husband, Dr. Scott Bryan, is a professor at Emmanuel College, and he contributes his own unique gifts and talents to the church as an occasional teacher and preacher. Together, Nancy and Scott are dedicated to supporting the leadership of their son, Pastor Jeremy, and to assisting in any way they can to further the church’s mission and vision.

Nancy and Scott are proud parents of three sons: Jeremy, Justin, and Jordan.  They are blessed with three daughters-in-law: Katlyn, Hilary, and Shannon.  Additionally, they are especially grateful to be grandparents to four adorable grandchildren.

Leadership Board

Rick and Peggy Baker

Elder, Board Member and Men's Ministry

Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor that operates from a Biblical Perspective. He has been a teacher of Scripture for many years.  He is the Elder of the church and a member of the board.  Rick also leads the men’s ministry. 

Rick and Peggy have been married for almost 30 years and enjoy spending time with family, the outdoors and traveling. 

Phil and Tina West

Board member and Ladies Team Leader

They have been members of TPC since 2006.  Phil serves as a board member and leads the security team.  Tina leads the women’s ministry team.  They have 4 daughters and 13 grandchildren.  Phil loves hunting, fishing, cooking, and camping.  They love spending time together and with family.

Ronnie and Vicky Thurmond

Board member

Ronnie is a board member and active in the men’s ministry.  Vicky is active in the ladies ministries.

Steve & Tina Hix

Board member & Worship Team

Steve serves on the board and the worship team.  Tina also serves on the worship team and is involved in Women’s Ministry. They enjoy spending time with children and grandchildren. Steve wants to serve his church in any capacity that is needed.

Kevin and Tracey SperrEy

Board Member and Worship Team

Kevin is a board member and serves on the music ministry team.  Tracey sings with the music ministry.  They have two college aged kids.

Ministry Leaders

Rick Jenkins and Nancy Moate

Projection and Waymakers Ministries

Rick helps in our media ministry and runs the media projection each Sunday.  Nancy leads our Waymakers Greeter ministry.

Larry and Mary Lou Mudd

Custodial Services & Prayer Ministry

Larry and Mary Lou serve throughout the church but foremost as our custodial services team.  They work diligently each week to make our buildings welcoming to our church family.

Mary Lou also leads the church prayer ministry.